The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.69% 3.72% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 4.68% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 11
Median daily rate £500 £519 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £473 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 277 235 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.23% 79.39% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 178 229
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Oxford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Oxford

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (69.23%) Java
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (53.85%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
4 6 (46.15%) Pair Programming
4 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 6 (46.15%) IntelliJ
4 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
4 6 (46.15%) Web Application Development
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (46.15%) Grunt
4 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
4 6 (46.15%) HTML5
4 6 (46.15%) Kanban
4 6 (46.15%) Groovy
4 6 (46.15%) Web Development
4 6 (46.15%) Refactoring
4 6 (46.15%) Domain-Driven Design
4 6 (46.15%) Scalatra
4 6 (46.15%) New Relic

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
1 6 (46.15%) Grunt
1 6 (46.15%) gulp
1 6 (46.15%) IntelliJ
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Strategy Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) Dropwizard
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) HTML5
1 6 (46.15%) Hystrix
1 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
1 6 (46.15%) React
1 6 (46.15%) Scalatra
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) Kafka
2 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 6 (46.15%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (46.15%) Front End Development
3 6 (46.15%) Kanban
3 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 6 (46.15%) Pair Programming
3 6 (46.15%) Refactoring
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) SOLID
3 6 (46.15%) Web Application Development
3 6 (46.15%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Groovy
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) New Relic
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP